So, now we have stepped in to the third segment of the holy month. We are aware of its importance and value along with specific supplications to make throughout the entire Ramadan. So then, what is so different about the last 10 days and nights of the month?!
To begin with, the value of the remaining 10 days of Ramadan are raised in importance mainly due to the reason that the Quran was sent down in the odd number of nights of these 10 days. It was completed in this month and sent down upon the beloved Messenger of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. The other reason is because “The Night of Power” or “Al-Qadr” is one of the nights and is in which the Quran was specifically sent down.
As Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى states in Surah Qadr, Verse no. 1:
Verily! We have sent it (this Qur’an) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree)
On the other hand, rewards for prayers are multiplied more than the rest of the nights in Ramadan. During this segment, those asking for freedom from hell and its consequences/punishments are provided freedom by the will of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى.
Therefore, Muslims often exert an effort to get their Eid shopping or Iftar get togethers done before the last 10 nights. This gives them the time they need to be able to pray extra.
So what needs to be prayed?! Take a look at the following examples:
- Pray maximum number of nawafil
- Make up missed fardh prayers from the past
- Increase recitation of the Quran
- Recite Surah Qadr more often
- Increase Allah’s dhikr
- Ask for whatever one wishes for while believing that our Creator has the ability to give anything and everything beyond our imagination
- Recite the dua (below) as much as possible
In order to benefit to the maximum level, we need to also understand what the night of decree is as per the Quran. Let’s talk about that in the next post, shall we? Till then, I hope we can contemplate on our past mistakes, ask for forgiveness, better ourselves and increase hope in the mercy of our Creator.